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Archived Stories It was reported at the annual meeting of Hemyock Singers that the amicable split within the group during 2008 had seen little effect on the Society.

The group had enjoyed a successful coffee morning, a choral concert and supper shows. Janice Bawler, chairman, paid tribute to the work of musical director Ron White and pianist Nigel Atkinson which brought warm applause from the meeting and thanked the committee giving special mention to Monica Smith, secretary and Jeremy Batchelor, treasurer.

Ron White gave notice of the programme planned for the year, a performance of ‘The Saviour’ by Lloyd Webber on Maundy Thursday, April 9 at St Mary’s church; an evening of Gilbert and Sullivan music on Friday, November 13 featuring ‘Trial by Jury’ and choruses from other shows and to end the year on Saturday, December 19 the group will be giving a concert of Christmas music followed by a turkey supper.

The concerts will take place at the Parish Hall Hemyock. A slightly adapted constitution was adopted and the retiring committee re elected en bloc.

Following the AGM a brief committee meeting re elected officers and members, who had not been able to meet for two weeks due to the adverse weather conditions, were then able to enjoy a rehearsal for ‘The Saviour’.